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Louisiana Department of Education, 2020
This guidebook is designed as a reference guide on how to best support healthy growth and development of children throughout key developmental intervals and identify children who may benefit from specialized support. Early childhood program staff, service providers, health care systems, families, and communities all play important roles in…
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Screening Tests
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Kirk, T. Nicole; Justin A. Haegele – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Children who are deafblind have unique educational needs, especially when it comes to developing a foundation for recreation. This foundation includes a well-rounded physical education program. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of adults who are deafblind as they recall their involvement in physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Transitional Programs, Deaf Blind, Physical Recreation Programs
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LaBarbera, Robin – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
To date, there has been little research into the school's practices that influence caregiver involvement in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that gives voice to both families and teachers, and little research has used a mixed-methods approach. In contrast to those studies that mainly concentrate on qualitative inquiry…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Caregiver Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Walker, Jennifer D.; Brigham, Frederick J. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2017
Sixteen general and special education teachers were randomly assigned to one of four teams that were to make manifestation determinations using two different "hidden profiles" case studies based on students with an emotional behavioral disability. One case study was constructed to support a decision of the behavior not being a…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Case Studies
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Elbaum, Batya; Blatz, Erin T.; Rodriguez, Raymond J. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to ascertain which dimensions of parents' experiences with schools are most strongly associated with parents' perceptions that schools are or are not facilitating parent involvement as mandated by the federal accountability system under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Participants were 92 parents…
Descriptors: Parents, Accountability, Parent Participation, Federal Legislation
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Haegele, Justin A.; Lieberman, Lauren J. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2016
Introduction: It has been well established that children with visual impairments tend to be less physically active and more delayed in motor skills than their sighted peers. As a result, there has been some research focusing on inclusive physical education for these children. However, there is a clear lack of research on the current status of…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Blindness, Special Schools, Visual Impairments
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Schaaf, Michael; Williamson, Robert; Novak, Jeanne – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
School administrators set the tone for the implementation of special education within their schools. Researchers examined school administrators' perceptions of (a) how well their leadership preparation programs equipped them to administer special education programs and (b) special education topics about which they desired additional coursework.…
Descriptors: Special Education, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness
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Lane, Julie M.; Jones, David R. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
The 1997 Amendments of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that children placed in private schools by their parents are no longer afforded the right to special education services. However, IDEA does state that child find activities between public school representatives and private schools are to remain intact. This study…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Disability Identification, Special Education
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Jameson, J. Matt; Riesen, Tim; Polychronis, Shamby; Trader, Barbara; Mizner, Susan; Martinis, Jonathan; Hoyle, Dohn – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2015
Guardianship is a complicated legal concept, which is further complicated by differences from state to state in the framing and implementation of distinctly different forms. Few professionals explain the long-term consequences of obtaining guardianship or provide the range of alternatives available to support an adult with disabilities. This study…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Decision Making, Self Determination
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Pereira, Nielsen; Knotts, J. Dusteen; Roberts, Julia Link – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
Educational legislation and policy can lead to effective educational practices, especially for student populations that have had equal access to education addressing their needs, such as students with disabilities and gifted students. This study was an examination of state legislation and policy related to twice-exceptional learners in the United…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Williams, Thomas O., Jr. – Journal of Technology Education, 2014
Technology and engineering educators have an opportunity to serve a vital role in contributing to or assisting in the guidance of educational programming for students qualifying for accommodation services. Within this article, students referred to as at-risk were from two specific special populations within this group: individuals with…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Research Design, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
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Dodd, Janet L.; Hagge, Darla K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
School-based speech-language pathologists are obligated to apply evidence-based practice and document progress of their students' response to intervention in compliance with federal law. The purpose of this preliminary study was to explore the effects of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)-based intervention provided in a camp…
Descriptors: Intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Progress Monitoring, Delivery Systems
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the numbers of children identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise. In North Dakota, the percentage of students identified with an ASD has increased from 1.9% of the total population of students with disabilities in 2004 to 6.2% of that same group in 2013-14.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Student Needs
O'Malley, Patricia; Jenkins, Sandi; Wesley, Brooke; Donehower, Claire; Rabuck, Deidre; Lewis, MEB. – Online Submission, 2013
Research into integrating technology such as iPads into the curriculum for students with disabilities is still new. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the use of a basic math skill application on an iPad to increase basic math fluency. As part of a classwide academic intervention, the study was conducted with 10 students with…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Intervention
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